Jacob Becker

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Jacob H. Becker
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
511B Varner Hall
(248) 370-4540

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Communities and crime; quantitative analysis; urban sociology; GIS and crime mapping

Selected Publications

'Becker, Jacob H. (forthcoming). “Within-Neighborhood Dynamics: Disadvantage, Collective Efficacy, and Homicide Rates in Chicago.” Social Problems.

Becker, Jacob H. (2016), "The Dynamics of Neighborhood Structural Conditions: The Effects of Concentrated Disadvantage on Homicide over Time and Space." City & Community, 15: 64–82.

Courses Taught

  • CRJ 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 200: Criminological Theory
  • CRJ 320: Criminology & Public Policy
  • CRJ 395: Geography of Crime
  • SOC 203: Social Statistics with Computer Applications


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Sociology